5.29.2014

JOAQUIM TENREIRO FURNITURE


Joaquim Tenreiro "Cadeira de três pés" (three legged chair), Brazil, 1947. Frame of five different types of hard wood (rosewood, roxinho, ivory, imbuya and mahogany) and solid hardwood feet.

Joaquim Tenreiro chair in jacaranda wood, Brazil, 1947.

Joaquim Tenreiro sofa in peroba wood, Brazil, 1954.


Joaquim Tenreiro rocking chaise longue in cabreúva wood, Brazil, 1947.

Joaquim Tenreiro daybed in jacaranda wood, Brazil, 1960s.

Joaquim Tenreiro dining table with frame in jacaranda and black underpainted glass top, Brazil, 1949.

The "father" of Brazilian modernism, the Portuguese-born furniture designer Joaquim Tenreiro (1906 - 1992) brought together Brazilian traditional values, historical craft and modern aesthetics. His elegant, light and functional designs were highly recognised in the 1950s and Oscar Niemeyer much collaborated with the furniture-maker. Despite his success, Joaquim Tenreiro decided to close his studio in 1967 and devote himself to fine arts.
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4 & 5 via PHILLIPS 3, 6 & 7
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5.23.2014

TWA TERMINAL BY EERO SAARINEN

TWA Terminal at Idlewild Airport (now JFK), New York, by Eero Saarinen, 1962.
All photos © Ezra Stoller

The TWA Flight Center or Trans World Flight Center, opened in 1962 as a standalone terminal designed by Eero Saarinen for Trans World Airlines at New York's JFK International Airport (which was then New York International Airport although it was commonly called Idlewild).
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5.16.2014

VINCENT MERCIER PHOTOGRAPHY




The first four photos is a sample of the collection "portraits de villes" by french publisher be-pôles. Portraits de Villes is a series of little photography books, documenting a range of cities around the world.

All photos © Vincent Mercier

5.07.2014

SÃO PAULO APPARTMENT

A São Paulo apartment from the 60s renovated by architect Felipe Hess

Via Casa Vogue
Photos by Filippo Bamberghi

5.05.2014

LINDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY - PART II

Summerhouse Qvarsebo. Leo Qvarsebo.

Summerhouse Munsö. Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff arkitekter.

Summerhouse Spillersboda. Anna von Schewen.

Electric Works, Sheffield. Dive architects.

Oktavilla, Stockholm. Elding Oscarson.

All photos by Sweedish photographer Åke E:son Lindman

LINDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY - PART I

Gio Ponti, Italian Culture Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden, 1954.

Wolfgang Huebner, Storkällan Chapel, Nacka, Sweeden, 1970.

Hans Asplund, Civic Hall, Eslöv, Sweeden, 1957.

Alvar Aalto, Villa Mairea, Norrmarku, Finland, 1937-1939.

Alvar Aalto, Maison Louis Carré, France, 1956-1959.

Carl Nyrén, Villa Nyrén, Bromma, Sweeden, 1962.

All photos by Sweedish photographer Åke E:son Lindman